[Talk-us] Baltimore County GIS Data is now public domain

Russ Nelson nelson at crynwr.com
Tue Oct 1 03:07:15 UTC 2013

Richard Weait writes:
 > Your use of "public domain" in the subject is potentially confusing,
 > since there is no reliable method for you to declare that the data is
 > in the public domain.  Please see the wiki article linked.

If someone claims that their copyrighted work is in the public domain,
and then tries to enforce the copyright on you, you present the
declaration to the judge, the judge is going to declare that there is
no copyright to be infringed, and everybody goes home having spent a
minimal amount of time and money on what is ultimately foolishness.

It's much more likely that the US will invade Canada to get your
recipe for poutine.

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